The high school choir made a visit to Turrill Elementary and performed an assortment of Christmas songs for our students. Everyone enjoyed the program put on by these talented singers.
The fourth grade TAG students have been researching adaptations, the special behaviors or physical changes to an animal’s body that help them survive in their environment. These students created and presented PowerPoint projects to their class to explain this. The TAG students also helped facilitate an activity where their classmates used adaptations and measurement to identify an assortment of animal skulls. This was a great precursor to the fourth grade life science unit.
Monday was a busy day for Turrill. It was the first day back from intercession as well as the Halloween celebration. Class parties, the all school parade, and way too many treats made a special day for our students.
The first intersession was filled with fun Fall Festival activities. The students went to Skinner Lake and discovered what fall has to offer us by going on a hike and collecting fall stuff to create a collage. The students had an opportunity to cook hot dogs and s’mores over a fire at Skinner Lake. The Fall Festival also included a trip to Fick’s Farm, where the students went on a hayride, picked a pumpkin, and went through a corn maze. The students enjoyed many other Fall Festival activities at the school.
We have a group of responsible fourth and fifth grade students who provide valuable assistance to our younger students. Fourth grader students: Carter, Ava, Kate, Jacob, Taylor, and Karson work in pairs to assist first grade students in learning computer skills. Fifth grade students Ally, Alexis, Mason, and Natalie also work in pairs as they assist Kindergarten and Early 5’s students. We celebrate their attitude and contribution as they give back to help others.
Monday and Wednesday are very busy nights this week. Both nights are full of meetings between families and teachers sharing student progress and making plans to help each child achieve their potential. We appreciate all the parents who take the time to participate.